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A 33-year-old female asked:

skin on left forearm and upper part by shoulder sensitive to touch. it has a burning sensation even when not touched. not red no rash what could it be?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nerve irritation?: Sounds like a nerve could be irritated. My main concern is if this could be an early sign of shingles. Sometimes there will be pain before the clustered blisters show up. Shingles affect a cutaneous nerve on one side of body, so pain and blisters usually extend from spine to midline on front of body. Any nerve, from head-to-toe col be affected. If blisters develop, I'd see a doc ASAP for antiviral

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Last updated Feb 8, 2020

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